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“Nice restaurant to complement the resort” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cadlao Resort & Restaurant

Cadlao Resort & Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 89 Restaurants in El Nido
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $18
Cuisines: Filipino, Seafood, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Enjoy the overlooking terrace of the restaurant facing Cadlao Island and the South China Sea.Local, Asian specialties and international meals are served.All our meals are made with fresh local produce including fishes, lobsters, king prawns caught fresh every day. You can also try our Seafood pasta, our seafood curry our pork ribs and beef tenderloin.All our meals include side dish ; vegetables and rice or home made french fries or home made mash potatoes.The bar next to the restaurant a large list of drinks like wines, cocktails or healthy fresh juices.
chicago, IL
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant to complement the resort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stayed at the resort and was glad that the restaurant was a very nice, convenient and reliable place right there for dinner. Stayed a week at the resort and probably ate 5 of our 7 dinners there. Breakfast inc with the room. Nice view to breakfast to every morning. Best was a rainbow over the Cadlao isl on our last morning. The dinners were good, especially the mango or papaya shrimp salad.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Scenic beach front restaurant with tasty food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Seafood pasta in rich creamy white sauce was tasty and generous portion with shrimp, squid, mussels. Much tastier than tomato base sauce. Grill pork steak with mango salsa with rice was tender and juicy. My fish in banana leaf with mango salsa was a bit dry with no sauce. Service was good with 24 hr free wifi. A bit expensive dining at Cadlao but with a lovely scenic view of Bacuit Bay, it adds to your memorable visit to El Nido

Visited July 2014
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“nicest place in elnido”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

nicest but not the most expensive. Here they have real food with really good quality. Service is exceptional. If you book with them they can also pick you up. Price is higher than in other restaurants but affordable.

Visited July 2014
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
“Great resort and restaurant and STAFF!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was in El Nido with friends and this is the only place to stay! It is clean, the lands are well cared for, and the staff is so friendly and kind. The restaurant was the only place we ate our meals because, it's just the best. Freshest and most delicious on the island for sure. We loved chatting with our waitresses and getting to know them. They are so hard working and go above and beyond to make you comfortable. We booked the Executive tour through the front office. Definitely book your tours through the office because it's a small group and the guides: Mel, Al, and Tato are so fun. The lunch they make you is amazing as well!! The sunsets at Cadlao are the best on the island, we looked forward to it all day.
The room was nice, clean and well kept. We were chilly at night because there are no blankets, just sheets, but you can ask for extra. Great pool and lounge chairs. The resort will take you into town on their tricycle anytime you want, we did once, but preferred to stay at the resort!
Adina, Stefanie, Maya

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mason, Ohio
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“Breathtaking and luxurious! A jewel in Palawan!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We came to Cadlao after having been in very basic accommodations in Coron for 3 nights, then we had been on an expedition with Tao Philippines for 5 days. Our first night in El Nido, we crashed at a very basic but clean and nice place next door to the ArtCafe called "Aqua." But upon reflection, we decided that between our touring in Coron and our AMAZING expedition with Tao, we had already seen the best of the best and were ready to just relax for a few days.

So we splurged on the Cadlao Resort. It was completely amazing! The food is great, the views are breathtaking, the pool is MAGNIFICENT! We ended up staying here for 4 nights. Although it's a bit of a hike from town, we really enjoyed the walk and would walk in 2-3x a day (it's about 1.5 miles each way, 3 miles round trip). It's a beautiful walk around the beach road out of town, past a local cemetery and then past a community children's organization.

Other than walking to town for shopping or dinner, we didn't do much. A few massages at the onsite massage hut were AMAZING. And one day we rented motorbikes from the little village next door (between Cadlao and the cemetery), and we went exploring the north island. We skipped Nacpan, because it is already overcrowded and touristy... But we went further north to a place called Duli Beach. Finding it (and riding across the rough roads and the jungle mountain dirt trails) were adventure enough! When we got there, we were the only ones on this HUGE beautiful beach. There are no services here, no food or drink... So if you try this adventure, pack your own. There are plenty of places to buy gasoline on the side of the road (in Coke bottles).

The other adventurous thing we did was climbing Taraw Cliff. It was a really cool thing to do, and I'm glad we did it. But it was a grueling climb (and all of us are in good shape).

We absolutely loved El Nido, it's a cute backpacker town with a great vibe. And staying at Cadlao added luxury to our experience there! Highly recommend!

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